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A complete edition of the poets of Great Britain.

Author: NZHesiod.Theocritus.Anacreon.All authors
Publisher: London. : Printed for Iohn & Arthur Arch ... : And for Bell & Bradfute & I Mundell & Co. Edinburgh., [1792-1795]
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Genre/Form: Irish poetry
Scottish poetry
Welsh poetry
Satire
Fables, English
Biography
Named Person: Homer.; Homer.; Homer.; Homer; Pindar.; Pindar; Hesiodus.; Publius Vergilius Maro; Publius Vergilius Maro; Decimus Junius Juvenalis; Persius.; Persius; Geoffrey Chaucer; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.; Thomas Wyatt; Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset.; Edmund Spenser; William Shakespeare; John Davies, Sir; Joseph Hall, Bishop of Norwich.; Michael Drayton; Thomas Carew; John Suckling, Sir; John Donne; Samuel Daniel; William Browne; Phineas Fletcher; Giles Fletcher; Ben Jonson; William Drummond; Richard Crashaw; William D'Avenant, Sir; John Milton; Abraham Cowley; Edmund Waller; Samuel Butler; John Denham, Sir; John Dryden; John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester.; Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon.; Thomas Otway; John Pomfret; Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset.; George Stepney; John Philips; William Walsh; Edmund Smith; Richard Duke; William King; Thomas Sprat, Bishop of Rochester.; Charles Montague, Earl of Halifax.; Thomas Parnell; Samuel Garth, Sir; Nicholas Rowe; Joseph Addison; John Hughes; John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby.; Matthew Prior; William Congreve; Richard Blackmore, Sir; Elijah Fenton; George Granville, Baron Lansdowne.; Thomas Yalden; Alexander Pope; John Gay; Thomas Tickell; William Somerville; William Pattison; James Hammond; Richard Savage; Aaron Hill; William Broome; Christopher Pitt; Robert Blair; Jonathan Swift; James Thomson; Isaac Watts; Ambrose Philips; William Hamilton; Gilbert West; William Collins; John Dyer; William Shenstone; David Mallet; Mark Akenside; Walter Harte; Edward Young; Thomas Gray; Richard West; George Lyttleton, 1st Baron Lyttleton.; Edward Moore; Samuel Boyse; William Thompson; James Cawthorn; Charles Churchill; William Falconer; Robert Lloyd; John Cunningham; Matthew Green; John Gilbert Cooper; Oliver Goldsmith; Paul Whitehead; John Brown; James Grainger; T Smollett; John Armstrong; William Wilkie; Robert Dodsley; Christopher Smart; John Langhorne; Michael Bruce; Thomas Chatterton; James Graeme; Richard Glover; Cuthbert Shaw; Edward Lovibond; Thomas Penrose; William Julius Mickle; Richard Jago; John Scott; Samuel Johnson; William Whitehead; Soame Jenyns; John Logan; Thomas Warton; Nathaniel Cotton; Thomas Blacklock; Lucan; Lucan; Lucan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N; Z; Hesiod.; Theocritus.; Anacreon.; Bion, of Phlossa near Smyrna.; Moschus.; Musaeus, Grammaticus.; Coluthus Lycopolites.; Eusebia, pseud.; Philomela, pseud.; Cotswouldia, pseud.; Britannicus, pseud.; Arcadio, pseud.; Robert Anderson; Publius Vergilius Maro; Juvenal.; Persius.; Francis Chesham; Edward Frances Burney; Humphrey Lloyd; Alexander Pope; Gilbert West; John Dryden; William Walsh; Christopher Pitt; Nicholas Rowe; Richard Hole; Henry James Pye; Thomas Cooke; Francis Fawkes; Edward Burnbay Green; C, Mr.; Thomas Creech; James Grainger; Thomas Flatman; S Wesley; Thomas Higgons; Samuel Barrow, M.D.; Andrew Marvell; Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery and 1st Baron Marston.; Christopher Codrington; Thomas Cheek; H Blount, Colonel; W Worts; Judith Cowper; William Duncombe; William Cowper; Jabez Hughes; J Bunce; L Duncombe; Elizabeth Tollett; William Shenstone; William Wycherley; Francis Knap; Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt.; Walter Harte; Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset.; John Nixon; John Tracy; Glocester Ridley; Cobden, Dr.; Henrietta Knight, Baroness Luxborough.; Richard Graves; Joseph Standen; Henry Grove; Graves, Mr.; James Woodhouse; T H; Thomas Warton; T Tristram; John Bancks; Pratt; William Woty; Elizabeth Singer Rowe; Frances Thynne Somerset, Countess of Hertford; Anne Kingsmill Finch Winchilsea, Countess of; Henry Grahme; Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke.; James Wright; J O; C Cleve; Nahum Tate; Aphra Behn; Homer.; Pindar.; Apollonius, Rhodius.; Lucan; Tibullus.; Titus Lucretius Carus; Mundell and Son,; Arch, John and Arthur,; Bell & Bradfute,; Mundell, J., & Co,; Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Lending Library,
OCLC Number: 828275004
Notes: Vol. 2: p.577-592 bound out of sequence; Vol. 9: p.149-160 bound out of sequence, and p.149-152 missing; Vol. 11, Pt 1: p.v-xvi bound out of sequence; Vol. 13: p.482-496 bound out of sequence, with faulty pagination and non-continous text from recto to verso; Vol. 5: I4 numbered F4; Vol. 8: Z3 numbered Z2; Vol. 11: Z4 numbered Z3.
Title from engraved title page at beginning of each vol. (except Vol. 11, Pt 2).
Vol. 10 imperfect?: lacking engraved title.
Each part (i.e. the work of each individual poet) of Vols 1-11 has own title page, dating from 1792 to 1795, and Scottish imprint: Edinburgh: printed by Mundell and Son ..., but pagination and signatures within each vol. are continuous. Vol. 11 has an additional letterpress title page: The works of the British poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by Robert Anderson ... Volume eleventh ... London: printed for John & Arthur Arch; and for Bell & Bradfute, and J. Mundell & Co. Edinburgh ...
Press figures present.
Contents: Vol. 1: Chaucer, Surrey, Wyatt, and Sackville; Vol. 2: Spenser, Shakespeare, Davies, and Hall; Vol. 3: Drayton, Carew, and Suckling; Vol. 4: Donne, Daniel, Browne, P. Fletcher, G. Fletcher, Jonson, Drummond, Crashaw, and Davenant; Vol. 5: Milton, Cowley, Waller, Butler, and Denham; Vol. 6: Dryden, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Stepney, Philips, Walsh, Smith, Duke, King, Sprat, and Montague (Halifax); Vol. 7: Parnell, Garth, Rowe, Addison, Hughes, Sheffield, Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Granville, and Yalden; Vol. 8: Pope, Gay, Pattison, Hammond, Savage, Hill, Tickell, Somervile, Broome, Pitt, and Blair; Vol. 9: Swift, Thompson, Watts, Hamilton, A. Philips, G. West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone (with an essay by him on elegy), Mallet, Akenside, and Harte; Vol. 10: Young, Gray, R. West, Lyttleton, Moore, Boyse, Thompson, Cawthorn, Churchill, Falconer, Lloyd, Cunningham, Green, Cooper, Goldsmith, Whitehead, Brown, Grainger, Smollett, and Armstrong; Vol. 11, Pt 1: Wilkie, Dodsley, Shaw, Smart, Langhorne, Bruce, Chatterton, Graeme, Glover, Lovibond, and Penrose; Vol. 11, Pt 2: Mickle, Jago, Scott, Johnson, W. Whitehead, Jenyns, Logan, Warton, Cotton, and Blacklock; Vol. 12: translations: Pope's Iliad & Odyssey, West's Pindar, Dryden's Virgil (with a Life of Virgil by William Walsh), Persius & Juvenal, Pitt's Aeneid, and Rowe's Lucan; Vol. 13: Cook's Hesiod, Fawke's Theocritus, Anacreon, Bion, Moschus, Sappho, Musaeus & Apollonius Rhodius, The rape of Helen, Creech's Lucretius, and Grainger's Tibullus. Set as a whole contains translations, imitations, epitaphs, letters and testimonials, notes and commentaries.
Named poets and translators included, but not in their own right: Vol.2: Verses to Edmund Spenser, by Hobynoll, R.S., H.B., W.L., and Ignoto; Vol.4: Verses upon John Donne, by Arthur Wilson and Dr. Corbet (Bishop of Oxford); verses to Phineas Fletcher, by W. Benlowes and Francis Quarles; to Thomas Nevyle, by F. Nethersole; recommendatory poems by P. Fletcher and F. Nethersole (G. Fletcher), Arthur Johnston, John Spotswood, G. Lauder, Sir William Alexander, Edward Phillips, Sir George Mackenzie, and David Crawford of Drumsoy (Drummond); letter to Davenant [1650] from Thomas Hobbes; recommendatory poems by Endimion Porter and William Habington (Davenant); Vol.5: Recommendatory poems by Thomas Flatman, Wesley, and Higgons (Cowley), Samuel Barrow and Andrew Marvel[l] (Paradise Lost); Cowley's Of plants translated into English by J.O., C. Cleve, N. Tate, and Mrs A[phra] Behn; Vol.6: Elegy to Rochester, by Mrs Wharton; Vol.7: Recommendatory poems by Boyle, Codrington. Cheek, and Blount (Garth); Worts, Miss Cowper, L. Duncombe, Cowper, Hughes, Bunce, and W. Duncombe (Hughes); Mrs Tollett (Congreve); Vol.8: Recommendatory poems by Wycherley, Knap, Countess of Winchelsea, Miss Cowper, Lord Middlesex, Harcourt, Harte, and Mrs Tollett (Pope); Nixon and Tracy (Somervile), Ridley and Cobden (Pitt); Vol.9: Recommendatory poems by "Eusebia" [i.e. Frances Thynne Somerset? - see Cushing], "Philomela" [i.e. Elizabeth Singer Rowe? - see Cushing, 2nd series, and Halkett & Laing], Standen, Grove, and "Britannicus" (Watts); Lady Luxborough, Mr Graves, "Cotswouldia", R. Graves, "Arcadio", Woodhouse, and T.H. (Shenstone); Vol.10: Recommendatory poems by Warton, Tristram, and Bancks (Young); Pratt and Woty (Goldsmith); Vol.12: Recommendatory poems by Grahme, St. John, and Wright (Dryden); Vol.13: An essay on Pastoral poetry by Edward Burnbay Green.
Illustration: engraved title pages by F. Chesham after E.F. Burney; single, simple woodcut illustration in text, Vol. 3, p.365.
Paper: wove: watermarks include: N [or Z?] (Vols 2-3, 6, 11 Pt 2); 1794 (Vols 8-13).
Description: 13 volumes in 14; [14?] plates : illustrations, coats of arms ; 23.3 cm (8vo. volumes 1: a\4 A-2Y\8 2Z\4; volumes 2: [A]\8 B-3A\8 3B\4 3C\1; volumes 3: a\4(-a4) A-3A\8 3B\2; volumes 4: A-3I\8 3K\4; volumes 5: [A]-2Y\8 2Z\4; volumes 6: a\4 b\2 A-3B\8 3C\4 3D\2; volumes 7: chi\4 A-3C\8 3D\4 3E\2; volumes 8: a\8 A-3H\8 3I\7; volumes 9: a\8 b\1 A-3L\8 3M\2; volumes 10: a\8 b\2 A-3R\8; volumes 11, Pt 1: a\8 b\4 A-2Q\8; volumes 11, Pt 2: 2R-4I\8 4K\2; volumes 12: a\4 b\2 A-3I\8; volumes 13: A-2G\8 2H1 2H4 2H3 2H2 [4 unsigned] 2I-3E\8 3F\4 3G\2)

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